Blasts hit Pak Army depot near Islamabad

The blasts took place at a highway near Kok Pul, which is very near to an Army ammunition depot in Islamabad.

Islamabad: At least three blasts ripped
through a Pakistan Army arms depot on the outskirts of the federal capital Monday, injuring two persons, police officials

The blasts at the arms depot in Sihala area, located
about 20 km from the garrison city of Rawalpindi, were
believed to be accidental in nature, TV news channels

The blasts damaged a building and triggered a fire.
Army troops and policemen cordoned off the area and
prevented people and media from approaching the arms depot.
Witnesses said they had seen several ambulances leaving the arms depot and going to a nearby military

Police officials told the media that at least two persons were injured.

No further details were immediately available.

Several government buildings, including a police
training centre and facilities linked to Pakistan`s nuclear
programme, are located in the Sihala area which is heavily


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